Art Chansky

Art’s Angle – SweetBerry And Rolaids

Duke-Carolina games are no fun. Until they are over and your team has won. Most of them, like Saturday night, are 2-4 Tums or a roll of Rolaids affairs, with way more heart palpitations than lead changes (23 in this one, plus 14 ties) and the frustration of telling the ACC Player of the Year NOT to shoot after he clangs his first six hurried heaves like he was racing the clock in an NBA three-point contest. The games are almost always great, and worthy of national television for every renewal since 1986 because, in the words of Mike...

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Chansky’s Notebook: Rebounding In More Ways Than One

Carolina will own the emotion on Senior Night against Duke. Besides the emotion, however, the Tar Heels have more pressure. They have lost five times to Duke on their home court in the last seven years, and last season gave away what looked like a sure win with poor play down the stretch. ESPN’s Game Day is back, which means all the hoopla beforehand and lots of bad press if Carolina ends the day by losing again to Duke at home. Once the game starts, however, the pressure switches to Duke to stay in it before an overflow crowd...

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Chansky’s Notebook: What The Devils Must Do

What Duke has at stake on Senior Night in the Dean Dome. With Grayson Allen hobbling on a bad ankle and Amile Jefferson playing on a tender foot, Mike Krzyzewski’s program has let it leak out that the Blue Devils are now playing for March. While that usually means the ACC and NCAA tournaments, March starts Saturday night in the Blue Blood rematch at the Smith Center. Duke can no longer win the ACC after being an almost unanimous preseason pick to do so, but winning and losing against the Tar Heels means plenty in seeding for the two...

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